Juneteenth

Jacksonville community weighs in on major companies receiving backlash for their Juneteenth support

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Juneteenth is recognized as the end of slavery in the US and just became a federal holiday last year. Jacksonville residents had plenty of events to attend throughout the weekend to celebrate the holiday. One of the popular events in the area is the Melanin Market, an event that brings over 200 …

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NJ Transit suspends train service for night amid ‘illegal’ union sickout

New Jersey Transit suspended rail service into and out of New York City on Friday night after members of the locomotive engineers’ union called out sick en masse to protest a lack of holiday pay on Juneteenth. Nearly 80 New Jersey transit trains were canceled in what officials called an “illegal job action” — sending …

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